The Hill Center offers various tutoring services for students in grades K-12. Hill offers remediation tutoring which focuses on reading, math, and written language for students in grades K-5. Content tutoring is offered to students in grades 6-12 in all subject areas including science, math, foreign language, study skills, homework help, and test preparation (including SAT/ACT).
Please click on one of the locations above to learn more about our services and tutors.
1. Where are services located?
We have tutoring locations in Durham at 3200 Pickett Road; and in Raleigh at 6500 Falls of Neuse. Tutoring can also happen at libraries, schools, or students’ homes.
2. What is the difference between remediation and enrichment tutoring?
Remediation tutoring is designed to help learners (typically in grades K-8) who are struggling in one or more of the “basics”: reading, written language, math. Enrichment tutoring is designed for middle or high-school level students who need help with a specific subject such as chemistry, algebra, Spanish, or world history. Enrichment tutors can also help students improve their organizational and study skills, as well as test prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
3. Why is there a cost difference between tutors?
Current Hill Center teachers who have had extensive training in our methodology and are IMSLEC certified are some of our Master tutors. These tutors are in high-demand, and have ongoing training about how to teach students with learning differences. Hill-trained tutors are highly qualified teachers or tutors from surrounding areas. They have been Hill-trained in one or more of our core subjects, and may have degrees in a specific subject area (such as higher-level sciences and maths). All tutors have had background checks and come with the highest recommendations.
4. Do you offer financial aid?
At this time we are unable to offer any financial aid to students being tutored at Hill.
5. How are Hill tutors qualified to help my child/student?
Each tutor attends extensive Hill Center training that is based upon the highly-researched Orton-Gillingham methods. It is a phonics-based, multi-sensory learning program that is individualized in a small 4:1 class size.
6. When is tutoring available?
Tutoring hours vary. During the summer months, tutoring can occur between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Raleigh location, and 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in our Durham location.
7. What is the difference between classes and individual tutoring?
Remediation tutoring in HillRAP (reading), HillMath (math) and HillWrite (written language) can be set up as either 1:1 tutoring ($65-75 per hour) or 4:1 tutoring ($45 per hour). Individual tutoring can be set up to fit any student’s schedule. The 4:1 classes follow a set calendar.
8. What if my child needs all subject areas?
If your child could benefit from all three basic remediation subjects, he/she may be a great candidate for Hill's half-day school. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Wendy Speir, for more information 919-489-7464.
9. What is Orton-Gillingham?
Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.
10. What if I need to cancel my tutoring contract?
Hill requests that you give the tutor at least 2 weeks notice before cancelling.
For more information contact:
Sherri Laupert, Tutoring Coordinator